A train has crashed through a barrier at a station in London on Tuesday morning at 8:15am, leaving two people injured, but not needing hospital treatment.
The accident involved a London Overground train at Enfield Town station which ploughed through the buffers which then came off the tracks and stopped short of hitting a building.
Train crashed through barrier at #Enfield Town Station this morning. Just managed to stop short of platform. Emergency services out in force. Station closed.@EnfieldDispatch @BBCTomEdwards @BBCLondonNews pic.twitter.com/3xEE2aIWHS
— David Hilliard (@davidfhilliard) October 12, 2021
London Fire Brigade evacuated around 50 people from the train and two people were being treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Between Enfield Town and Edmonton Green overground services have been suspended until 3pm.
Enfield Town pic.twitter.com/Vo8ziRGe9O
— Andy osv (@JonDoe03874655) October 12, 2021
David Hilliard tweeted, “Train crashed through barrier at #Enfield Town Station this morning.
“Just managed to stop short of platform. Emergency services out in force. Station closed.”
A spokesman said, “Firefighters have been called to a derailed train at Enfield Town Railway Station this morning.
“An eight carriage passenger train derailed after hitting buffers at the station.
“Around 50 people were evacuated from the train before the Brigade arrived by TfL and station staff. Two people have been treated at the scene for minor injuries by London Ambulance Service crews.
“The Brigade was called at 0827 and is still at the scene. Three fire engines and two fire rescue units are in attendance.”
Station Commander Jim O’Neill, who is at the scene, said, “The train has hit the buffers at the station, which is at the end of the line, and gone up over the top of them.
“Firefighters carried out a systematic search of the train to ensure there were no further people on board.
“Crews are now assisting station staff to make the scene safe and a recovery operation will then be carried out.”
Just a little oops at Enfield Town this morning… pic.twitter.com/0zzZf3NAlQ
— Train&PlaneHub (@Train_PlaneHub) October 12, 2021
A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said, “We were called at 8.16am this morning to reports of a train derailed at Enfield Town railway station, Enfield.
“We sent a number of resources to the scene: one ambulance crew, an emergency planning officer, a clinical team manager, two incident response officers, medics in cars, and our hazardous area response team.
“Two people were assessed at the scene for minor injuries, but they were not taken to hospital.”